OUR BRAND NEW BIODEGRADABLE SUPPLEMENT TUBS
As a family company that has enjoyed over 50 years of doing business in the heart of the Sussex countryside, we feel strongly that businesses, and manufacturers in particular, should do all they can to reduce their environmental impact. Over the past few years we have implemented the first stages of our plan to see G&G Vitamins become one of the most environmentally-friendly supplement brands in the country. Our next step has been one of the biggest we've taken.
OUR UNIQUIE BIODEGRABALE PACKAGING
In 2022, we were so pleased to begin the roll out of our brand new 100% biodegradable tubs and labels. The base material for these new tubs is a vegetal-origin polymer obtained from starch and sugar cane fermentation, making it a renewable source material. This raw material comes from excess sugar capacity in developing countries in South-East Asia, helping farmers in rural areas with more stable sugar prices.
During the manufacture of our new tubs, the carbon footprint is approximately 75% lower than the carbon footprint of conventional plastic bottles and 90% of a glass bottle.
After the tub has fulfilled its life as a supplement tub, it can be reused or composted. The optimal treatment is composting. In this case, 90% of the packaging will have biodegraded in 6 months or less.